Do you sometimes feel confused and unsure where to start when an assignment deadline is approaching? Do you think your writing or argumentation skills could benefit from a little push? Fret not, there are various teams at the University that are here to give you all the support you need. Continue reading Getting stuck with your assignments?
Did you know you can attend Library workshops to support your studies and research?
Or, that you can book an appointment with a Subject Librarian for expert help? Continue reading Library workshops and specialist support
Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you’re assigned to write an essay? Do you struggle to manage your time effectively? Do you want to get better at sitting exams?
Our colleagues in the Academic Skills Team are hosting a series of Study Skills webinars that address these common challenges and more.
These webinars are designed to support you when learning remotely and will begin on the 16th of October, running through to 8th of December. They include: Continue reading Brush up on your academic skills this autumn
We want to make sure you’re able to access and use all the online Library resources and services available to you working remotely. There are lots of ways you can get support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including: Continue reading CityLibrary’s online, you’re feeling fine
Attention Business students! Whether you are new to the Business School or you just want to brush up on your academic skills, you can quickly learn about which resources you can use and how to access them with our new Business Library Online Resources videos.
They average about 10 minutes in length each and consist of the following:
- Business Libary Online Resources: get started -This video gives you a quick introduction to finding and using our wealth of online resources through our website and our library guides. We have specialist resources available for financial data, company information, market research, academic research, news and current awareness, and citing and referencing.
Whether you are a brand new student just starting out, returning to study after a gap and looking to refresh your skills, or a postgraduate aiming to publish your work for the first time, there are lots of ways in which we can provide support, guidance and advice at a time and a place when you need it.
Dedicated Subject and Research Librarians along with Copyright specialists and our Digital Repository team are available to assist on an individual basis, or by providing embedded information literacy workshops tailored to individual course content and module requirements.
We also provide a range of opportunities for you to access help including: Help Desks staffed 7 days a week, Online Chat, and our Ask Us service: and we’re proud to have recently been awarded Customer Service Excellence accreditation.
All of our online services and resources can be accessed via the Library website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as long as you have an internet connection and a smartphone, tablet, laptop, PC or other connected device.
And we’re always looking to improve our services and support too, so please do contact us with your feedback, comments and suggestions.
Are you confused about Harvard citing and referencing, or do you need a refresher on the basics?
Good citing and referencing can help:
- Structure your written work
- Follow good academic practice
- Give your written work credibility
- Avoid plagiarism by crediting other people’s work.
If you want some help with your citing and referencing, then the library can help.
CityLibrary is running workshops throughout the term at both Northampton Square and Cass Business School on the basics of Harvard citing and referencing. These sessions will help you learn how to include citations in your work, how to reference different types of materials (e.g. book and articles), and how to create a reference list at the end of your written work.
Workshops at Northampton Square Library are running on:
- Tuesday 19th February, 2pm – 3pm Book here
- Friday 8th March, 11am – 12pm Book here
- Thursday 21st March, 2pm – 3pm Book here
Workshops at Cass Business School are running on:
Anyone can sign up for these sessions at either Northampton Square or Cass. If you can’t attend, there is also a guide on Harvard citing and referencing here.
This autumn Library Services will host a series of drop-in sessions and workshops at the Northampton Square and Cass Libraries. These sessions form our Library Services Autumn Specials. They will be an excellent opportunity to meet the people behind these resources and learn about how to get more out of library resources.
See the table below for dates and times of each session. Select the links to find out more information and book your place.
Autumn Specials at Northampton Square
|Library Essentials Pop-Up||Tuesday 25th September||12-2pm||Level 1 Walk Way – University Building|
|Successful Employability with the Financial Times||Tuesday 25th September||1.30-2pm||University Building BLG07|
|Financial Times Drop-in||Tuesday 25th September||2-4pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|Library Essentials Pop-Up||Thursday 4th October||1-2pm||Level 1 Walk Way – University Building|
|Using and Navigating Anatomy TV||Monday 8th October||1-2pm||Northampton Square Library, Teaching Room level 3|
|The Economist Drop-in||Tuesday 9th October||11am-1pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|Bloomberg Drop-in||Tuesday 16th October||3-4.30pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|Gale Primary Sources Drop-in||Thursday 18th October||11am-2pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
|Financial Times Drop-in||Thursday 25th October||12-2pm||Northampton Square Library Level 2|
Autumn Specials at Cass
|Successful Employability with the Financial Times||Thursday 11th October||1.30-2pm||LG003, Bunhill Row|
|Financial Times Drop-in||Thursday 11th October||2-4pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Bloomberg Drop-in||Tuesday 16th October||3-5pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Financial Times Drop-in||Wednesday 7th November||2-4pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Economist Drop-in||Wednesday 14th November||11am-1pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
|Bureau van Dijk Drop-in||Thursday 22nd November||2-5pm||Cass Library entrance, Level 1|
Copyright: the Card Game
This session provides guidance in an innovative, interactive and fun way, to becoming more confident about copyright, and copying and re-using resources in the context of teaching. It is a team game which has been widely played at universities all over the world (most recently, to my knowledge, in Uruguay), and it has been known to get very competitive!
The game will cover what sort of material is covered by copyright law, what copyright protects and what use can be made of copyright material, copyright exceptions (what the law allows to be copied for specific purposes), and the role of licences (such as the CLA licence) in making content available to students.
It will be presented by Stephen Penton, who is responsible for copyright at City, and copyright expert and one of the developers of the game, Jane Secker.
If you would like to experience copyright in a totally new light, please come along! We need enough people for at least two teams.
- Presented by: Stephen Penton (Copyright Librarian, Library Services), Jane Secker (Senior Lecturer, LEaD)
- Time: 12-1.30pm Please bring your own lunch!
- Room: AG08, College Building
- Booking: https://libcal.city.ac.uk/event/3341247
If you are unable to come to this session, please do let Stephen Penton know (Stephen.email@example.com) – he is the Copyright Librarian at City and will be happy to arrange further sessions and maintain a waiting list.
During October Subject Librarians from the School of Health Sciences will be running a range of library workshops for students, researchers and academics.
These workshops have been designed to help you get the most out of Library resources and develop effective research skills. Booking is essential for all workshops and can be completed by visiting our Library Workshops Calendar or click on the relevant date/time below.
Discovering health resources to help with your studies and research
The aim of the session is to make attendees aware of the various resources available which can aid their research and study needs. We will cover how each type of resource can be useful and at what stage of your course / research they are most beneficial to use. The session will be demonstrative rather than ‘hands on’.
- Friday 6 October 12:30pm – 1:00pm
- Tuesday 10 October 10:00am – 10:30am
- Thursday 12 October 12:30pm – 1:00pm
- Monday 16 October 2:00pm – 2:30pm
- Wednesday 18 October 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Searching for literature for your undergraduate Health Sciences dissertation
This session will cover how to do an effective keyword search using the databases in the Ebscohost and Ovid Online platforms, the search strategies used to construct your search as well as the search tools to help focus your search.
- Thursday 12 October 3:30pm – 5:00pm
- Thursday 19 October 9:30am – 11:00am
- Monday 23 October 10:00am – 11:30am
Researchers: Developing a search strategy for your dissertation/systematic review
This session is for Masters and PhD students, researchers and academics who are about to begin working on their dissertation/systematic review.
- Monday 16 October 2:00pm – 2:30pm
- Tuesday 24 October 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Monday 30 October 5:30pm – 6:30pm
If you have any questions about the workshops please contact your Subject or Research Librarian.